Good on you zander, the only Fylde I own is a guitar and I love its tone. I have tried a mandolin and mandola in our local music shop and was I impressed. I would have bought the mandolin on the spot if I had the money. I still have no money but maybe the instruments are still there (nearly 3 years on) - I'll have to check. It's a shame really, the owners of the shop tried to stock some nice folk instruments but I guess the market simply doesn't exist in Llandudno.